Women and girls rights

I WANT TO BE AN AMBASSADOR, TO SPEAK FOR THE GIRLS OF KARAMOJA.

Christine Nayar, 19, from Nimsui village, Amudat district is one of the lucky ones who has had the privilege of completing ‘O’ Level or Senior 4 at Jereza High School in Soroti, thanks to the Rights Advocacy program implemented by NAWOU and supported by the Embassy of Ireland. “I had to run away from home …

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AMUDAT PARLIAMENTARY COVID19 TASKFORCE MEETS GIRLS FLEEING FGM.

The Parliamentary COVID19 Taskforce in Amudat district met girls fleeing female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage seeking shelter at Kalas Girls primary school. The girls are supported by the National Association of Women’s Organisations in Uganda (NAWOU) with funding from the Embassy of Ireland. From the instatement of the first lockdown in 2020, the …

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WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IN LEADERSHIP.

Joyce Ocaya from Omoro, Gulu District is the Vice Chairperson of Palaro Odek Growers’ Cooperative Society in Odek Subcounty. Before she was a leader in the cooperative, she served on the vetting committee which handled Board elections. This is where she conceived the idea of serving on the Union; board level but she didn’t believe …

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A FATHER’S CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE!

Chelimo was one of “the girls”. “The girls” being those who run away from home, walk for miles through bushes, risk falling prey to warriors or attacks from wild animals to reach ‘safe shelters’ where those at high risk of FGM and consequent early marriage go to find safety. Her father for several years objected …

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